Appointments, achievements

Elizabeth de Somer is confirmed as CEO of Medicines Australia, after acting in the job since April. She steps up from five years as the lobby’s policy and research director. Medicines Australia, “represents the discovery-driven pharmaceutical industry in Australia.”

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering announced awards last night;

Clunies Ross entrepreneur of the year: Erol Harvey, (Swinburne U)

Clunies Ross award for knowledge commercialisation David Huang, Peter Czabotar, Andrew Roberts and Guillaume Lessene, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

Clunies Ross award for innovation: Jim Aylward (owner, Oncolin Pty Ltd) Batterham

Medal for engineering excellence: Madhu Bhaskaran (RMIT)

ICM Agrifood award: Angela van der Wouw and Shu Kee Lam (University of Melbourne)


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